Parkinson’s Disease and The Argentine Tango 2

The Tango as Physical Therapy Parkinson’s Disease. Performing at the first annual Moving Day walk in Atlanta, GA for fundraising to increase PD awareness. Choreographer and Researcher, Madeleine Hackney Ph.D., Emory School of Medicine leads the performance with partner Ben Jackson, a Person with Parkinson’s who was diagnosed at the age of 28. Clinical research studies continue to demonstrate physical benefits of the Argentine Tango for People with Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic, progressive, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system. PD symptoms are cognitive and non-motor as well as the more commonly recognized movement disorder symptoms. The CDC reports Parkinson’s as the underlying cause of death for more than 20,000 Americans every year. Currently, there is no treatment for Parkinson’s Disease, and there is no cure. There is only treatment for certain symptoms of PD, all of which progress every day.

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